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Old 05-22-2019, 10:23 AM   #1
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Bunk Bed Above Driver

My husband and I are still in the early stages of the bus conversion and working up some different floor plans. One idea we had that no one seems to have done yet from all of our research is putting a bunk for our toddler above the driver.

We are planning on raising the roof as much as it is allowed to give some more head space. Which I think only leaves the dilemma of the front entry and having to bend down to enter which brings us to why can't we just move the entry door? Also something we haven't seen done in any bus conversions. Remove the door, cover with metal sheet during roof raise project, cover the floor space where the stairs would normally be, place a door towards the back for an entry through the back using RV stairs that fold down.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:42 AM   #2
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My husband and I are still in the early stages of the bus conversion and working up some different floor plans. One idea we had that no one seems to have done yet from all of our research is putting a bunk for our toddler above the driver.

We are planning on raising the roof as much as it is allowed to give some more head space. Which I think only leaves the dilemma of the front entry and having to bend down to enter which brings us to why can't we just move the entry door? Also something we haven't seen done in any bus conversions. Remove the door, cover with metal sheet during roof raise project, cover the floor space where the stairs would normally be, place a door towards the back for an entry through the back using RV stairs that fold down.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?
that's been done several times - often the space where the stairs were is turned into a storage are for batteries, or
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:31 AM   #3
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Appreciate the response. Any resources or maybe Instagram accounts you know of that have done this?

Also, you said "or" but didn't see anything after that
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Old 05-22-2019, 12:08 PM   #4
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Appreciate the response. Any resources or maybe Instagram accounts you know of that have done this?

Also, you said "or" but didn't see anything after that
or - - - what ever needs storage - there are build threads on this forum that document closing off the door and making a storage area where the stairs are - there are a lot of threads to look through so perhaps some who has done that could point you in the right direction or someone that knows the thread to look for - you can also type in what you are looking for in the little box at the top of the page
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Old 05-22-2019, 12:18 PM   #5
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Thank you so much for the info! Just got signed up for the website today so really do appreciate it! Good luck with all of your future travels/ build-outs!
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Old 05-22-2019, 01:55 PM   #6
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What bus do you have? We build this in our Econoline bus. It folds in the middle so that you do not bang your head when you get thru the door.


This is our other bus elfbus. You can see the photos in my skoolie album.

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Old 05-22-2019, 02:21 PM   #7
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GENIUS!

Thanks for the information.
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:22 PM   #8
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My husband and I are still in the early stages of the bus conversion and working up some different floor plans. One idea we had that no one seems to have done yet from all of our research is putting a bunk for our toddler above the driver.

We are planning on raising the roof as much as it is allowed to give some more head space. Which I think only leaves the dilemma of the front entry and having to bend down to enter which brings us to why can't we just move the entry door? Also something we haven't seen done in any bus conversions. Remove the door, cover with metal sheet during roof raise project, cover the floor space where the stairs would normally be, place a door towards the back for an entry through the back using RV stairs that fold down.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Several members here have moved their service door. Its your palate, paint how you wish.
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Old 05-22-2019, 03:24 PM   #10
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Appreciate the response. Any resources or maybe Instagram accounts you know of that have done this?

Also, you said "or" but didn't see anything after that
or..... whatever, it becomes storage space.
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